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Author Name:    BENNETT, Carol

Title:   In Search of the Red Dragon : The Welsh in Canada. First Edition, paperback

Publisher:    Juniper Books Ltd., Renfrew, Ontario, 1985, ISBN:091913713x 

Seller ID:   111287

BENNETT, Carol. In Search of the Red Dragon : The Welsh in Canada. (Renfrew, Ontario : Juniper Books Ltd., 1985). First Edition. Pp (1),ii-vi,(1),2-244,(2). Illustrated with b&w photos. Map. Index. 8vo, green and white card covers, lettered in black and white, with red dragon to front cover. "The Welsh in Canada have been generally disregarded by writers and historians. They came here in fewer numbers than other ethnic groups such as the Irish and the Scots, and as a result their contribution to Canadian life has been overlooked. Nevertheless, they have made a significant impact on this country, as politicians, journalists, artists and clergy. In this book, Carol Bennett describes Welsh immigration and settlements, discusses the survival ofthe Welsh language and cultural institutions in Canada, and tells the stor y of a numher of famous Canadians of Welsh extraction. This is a celebration of the Welsh people as part of the Canadian cultural mosiac." (from the back cover) Contents : 1. Wales and the Welsh : The Background; Wales; The Welsh language; Old traditions; Music; The eisteddfod; Who are the Welsh?; Anote on names; Welsh place names; Are you Welsh? 2. The Welsh in Canada : Immigration; Cambriol; The Loyalists; The Welsh in the Maritimes; Cardigan,New Brunswick (pp.63-67); London Township (Ontario, pp.68-72); Toronto (pp .73-78); Manitoba (pp.79-82); The Patagonians (near Bangor, Saskatchewan, pp.83-93, including a passenger list from the Liverpool to Canada voyage of June, 1902 aboard the S.S. Numidian); Wood River (Alberta, pp.94-100); Gwilym Jones; The Immigrant Woman (pp.105-109); Elizabeth Simcoe; Margaret Williams Roberts; Mary Thomas Jesshope; The Little Immigrants; Religion in Wales; Worship in Canada; T he Reverend T.E. Jeffreys; The Most Reverend DerwynT. Owen; Anglican Bishops; The Gymania Ganu; The Musical Garraways; Welsh Societies of Canada; The newspapers. 3. The Welsh at Work : Famous People; David Thompson; Robert Harris; A tale of black gold; The Journalists; Leonard W. Brockington; The Political Scene; Senator Rupert Davies; A question of magic; W.H. Davies; Tragedy at Turtle Mountain; Blame it on the Kaiser; The Welsh Today; The Welsh in Canada the future. With 8-page Index. Very good. 20.00


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